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Species Hypotrix lunata - Hodges#10606

Noctuid - Hypotrix lunata moth - Hypotrix lunata Hypotrix lunata moth - Hypotrix lunata Hypotrix (Ursogastra) lunata - Hypotrix lunata Hypotrix lunata Hypotrix lunata Noctuidae?  - Hypotrix lunata Noctuidae? - Hypotrix lunata
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Eriopygini
Genus Hypotrix
Species lunata (Hypotrix lunata - Hodges#10606)
Hodges Number
10606
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypotrix lunata Smith, 1906 (1)
Urasogastra lunata Smith, 1906 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 933182
Numbers
Hypotrix has 13 described species in America north of Mexico (1).
Size
FWL: 15 to 17 mm (1).
Identification
"The forewing is a hoary gray with a large entirely black crescent-shaped reniform spot that is fused posteriorly with the black orbicular spot" (1). This moth is unlikely to be confused with any species found north of Mexico.
Range
"From southeastern Arizona (Chiricahua, Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains) southward to the State of Durango in northern Mexico" (1).
Season
From late May to mid-September, probably representing two generations (1).
See Also
Hypotrix quindiensis (Draudt, 1924), a neotropical species.
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D.; Ferris, C.D.; Walsh, J.B. 2010. "A revision of the genus Hypotrix Guenee in North America with descriptions of four new species and a new genus (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Eriopygini)". ZooKeys, 39: 248, figs. 16, 31, 46, 51 (1).
Smith, J.B. 1906. "New Noctuidae for 1906, No. 1". Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 14(1): 13 (2).
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Hypotrix Guenee in North America with descriptions of four new species and ...
Donald Lafontaine, Clifford Ferris, J. Walsh. 2010. Zoo Keys 39: 225-253.
2.New Noctuidae for 1906, No. 1
John B. Smith. 1906. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 14: 9-30.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems